Each year, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel holds a gingerbread house competition set to various Christmas story themes where elaborately decorated edible creations are displayed in the hotel’s Park Lounge lobby throughout the holiday season. The finalists will be on display through the end of the year.
For the second year in a row, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown partnered with Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts to give students a chance to creatively showcase their talents and win a monetary scholarship donation to their Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts tuition and/or supplies.
The first round of judging took place at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in mid-November. Finalists have their gingerbread houses on display at Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, where the final judging occurs. Prizes will be awarded for the top-three competitors through a scholarship donation to their Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts tuition and/or supplies in the following amounts: First place is $1,000; Second place is $500; Third place is $250.